Snow is falling in parts of the South this morning as a southerly air flow puts the brakes on summer for a few days. Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka reports that 8cm of snow has fallen and as of 11am it was still falling. Snow has also settled at The Remarkables skifield near Queenstown. The unseasonal snowfall comes amid predictions of heavy rain and strong winds for the centre and south of New Zealand. MetService forecaster Mmathapelo Makgabutlane said the western South Island, including the Fiordland region, could have 150-250mm of rain throughout today and into tomorrow.